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News & Views: Cancer Dilemmas
Posted on January 28, 2013 by Jane Newbold | Categories: Cancer, News | | Add comment |

Digital collage with partial female nude, upper- and lowercase letters suggestive of notation for dominant and recessive alleles, a golden coffin silhouette nestled in radiating outlines, and a sketchy outline of a human head, among others
Illustration by Stuart Bradford. Source: New York Times website.

How far would you go to avoid getting a certain type of cancer? How far would you go to avoid getting it again? In Facing Cancer, a Stark Choice, New York Times writer Tara Parker-Pope talks about the dramatic increase in women with breast cancer or at risk of breast cancer seeking to have healthy breasts removed. Commentator Jeanne from Ohio suggests that cosmetics are also a factor.